Graduation Requirements

Twenty-two semester credit hours are required, awarded in ½ credit increments each semester.  The following listing is provided as reference only. View the Oakdale Graduation Requirements Chart for additional information about how Kentucky state requirements are met with Oakdale’s curriculum and course offerings.

  • 4 years English; minimum 4 credits
  • 4 years math; minimum 3 credits, including algebra 1, algebra 2, and geometry
  • 3 credits of science including 1 credit of biology, ½ credit of chemistry, ½ credit of physics and ½ credit of earth/space science. (At least one course must be a lab science.)
  • 3 credits of social science, including 1 credit of U.S. history, 1 credit of world history, ½ credit of American government and ½ credit of economics
  • 2 credits of Bible (Oakdale students must remain enrolled in Bible class)
  • 2 credits of the same foreign language (or equivalent proven by proficiency exam)
  • 1 credit of visual and performing arts, including ½ credit of art history/appreciation and ½ credit of senior drama
  • ½ credit of health
  • ½ credit of physical education (or equivalent)
  • ½ credit of computer
  • ½ credit of speech
  • 2 credits of elective

Under normal circumstances, the following courses must be taken at Oakdale:

  • English 3
  • English 4
  • Algebra 2 or higher
  • Biology b
  • U.S. History b
  • Bible (one credit):
  • Senior Drama

Under extraordinary circumstances, the administration may waive a student’s requirement to take specific courses at Oakdale.  However, under no circumstance will Oakdale fail to meet the requirements of the state of Kentucky or our accrediting bodies for graduation requirements and curriculum standards.


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